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A Housing Safety Checklist for Older People

By: Sarah Kirby

This checklist describes household conditions that can be hazardous to the elderly and recommends ways to improve home safety for older people.

A Disaster Kit for Staying at Home

By: Sarah Kirby, Benjamin Chapman Disaster Preparedness

This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Handling and Cleaning Up Damaged Pesticide Containers at Home

By: Michael Waldvogel, Sarah Kirby Disaster Recovery

This publication offers guidelines if a recent storm results in water damage to pesticide containers or application equipment in your home or on your property.

Dealing With Snakes After a Storm

By: Michael Waldvogel, Sarah Kirby Disaster Recovery

This publication offers tips to deal with snakes, both indoors and outdoors, during the recovery process of a flood or disaster with strewn debris.

Returning Home After a Disaster

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Recovery

This publication offers tips to people returning to their homes and communities after evacuation during an emergency or disaster.

Preventing Mold in Your Home

By: Pamela Turner, Melanie Badding, Jackie Ogden, Sarah Kirby

This publication discusses how to prevent mold growth in the home environment.

Mold Testing

By: Sarah Kirby

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

Removing Mold from Household Items

By: Pamela Turner, Melanie Badding, Jackie Ogden, Sarah Kirby

This publication provides recommendations for removing mold from most household items.

Helping Your Family Prepare Before a Disaster

By: Sarah Kirby, Karen DeBord Disaster Preparedness

Don’t be reluctant to talk with your family about the possibility of a hurricane, fire, tornado, or flood. Thought and action before the disaster hits usually helps family members react wisely. Families that work together to prepare for the problem will cope better than those who do not take precautions.

Hurricane Preparedness

By: Sarah Kirby, Wilma Hammett Disaster Preparedness

The key to surviving a hurricane is preparation. This factsheet takes you through the thought process of what needs to be done before a storm so that you are prepared.

Correct Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

During and right after a disaster, any household item that can move, fall, break, or cause a fire becomes a home hazard. To minimize possible danger, inspect your home now to find and correct potential hazards.

Choosing a Contractor

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Recovery

This publication offers tips on choosing a contractor for home repairs after an emergency or disaster.

Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

By: Claudette Reichel, Sarah Kirby

This publication highlights potential indoor air quality concerns in homes.

Protecting Young Children in the Home

By: Sarah Kirby, Wilma Hammett

This publication helps parents protect young children from accidents and injuries in the home.

Controlling Damage in Pesticide Storage Facilities on the Farm

By: Sarah Kirby, Michael Waldvogel Disaster Recovery

This publication for farmers covers the guidelines to deal with pesticide storage facilities that may have been damaged by a flood or other disaster.

Carbon Monoxide

By: Sarah Kirby

The publication addresses the dangers of carbon monoxide and provides ways to protect families from harm or death related to carbon monoxide.

Protecting Valuable Records

By: Sarah Kirby Disaster Preparedness

Many people assume that floods, storms, hurricanes and other disasters happen to someone else, and many people postpone taking care of family papers. This factsheet helps you to determine what papers you should worry about protecting.

Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

By: Sarah Kirby Fair Housing Law

The factsheet focuses on reasonable accommodations and modifications covered under fair housing law.

La ley de equidad de vivienda y modificaciones razonables

By: Sarah Kirby Fair Housing Law

This factsheet discusses reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification and fair housing law.